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Rubio's Record Fundraising Haul: $4.5 Million

1:18 PM, Jul 12, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The St. Petersburg Times reports Marco Rubio's campaign breaks a quarterly fundraising record:

Marco Rubio raised more than $4.5 million in the second quarter, his campaign said, beating rival Charlie Crist's previous record.

Crist raised $4.3 million in his first fundraising quarter of the race, back when he was a Republican, a national record for the cycle.

At the end of March, a month before Crist announced he would run as an independent, Rubio had $4 million and Crist had $7 million in the bank. It will be interesting to see how ditching the GOP has affected Crist's ability to raise money.

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